By Caren Weiner Campbell
Updated October 22, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

Calculatedly inoffensive, this solid fact-based made-for-TV drama recounts the 1940s struggle of the African-American McGhee family to move into an all-white Detroit neighborhood. Opposite Hamilton’s well-intentioned neighbor housewife, Whitfield excels as the fiery, courageous matriarch, Minnie McGhee.

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(1:26) History in action: A young lawyer named Thurgood Marshall (Roger R. Cross) righteously argues the landmark case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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